Around the Valley

Around the Valley

Hi neighbors! Today is the first day of December, and for many of us that means the month is about to get seriously busy. There are holiday parties and school events, shopping, baking and travel. And if all that isn't ...

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Meet  t.r. collection - Your Neighborhood Gift Shop

Meet t.r. collection - Your Neighborhood Gift Shop

Tom and Michelle Raub, the founders and owners of t.r. collection moved to Blacksburg in June 2015 to get closer to family. Tom grew up in Bluefield, WV and is one of several family members to attend Virginia Tech. Tom ...

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Portable North Pole Brings Christmas Magic to Life With Free Videos

Portable North Pole Brings Christmas Magic to Life With Free Videos

Portable North Pole 2016 (PNP) brings the magic of Christmas to life with personalized video messages and calls directly from Santa to give children and grown-ups a glimpse into the enchanting North Pole village. As the number 1 mobile Santa ...

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Shopping Local and the Holiday Gift Guide

Shopping Local and the Holiday Gift Guide

Neighbors, we make a difference in our local economy, and even a few small purchases here and there help. Did you know when you shop local, 68 cents of every dollar you spend stays here through taxes, payroll & expenditures? ...

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12 Christmas Traditions to Start This Year

12 Christmas Traditions to Start This Year

Special holiday traditions enhance the excitement, smiles and memories for both your children AND for you. Here are a dozen favorites that you can incorporate into your festivities this year. Frosty was here Every Christmas Eve, there is a knock ...

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Protecting Your Child from Identity Theft

Protecting Your Child from Identity Theft

It sounds unthinkable- thieves gaining access to your child's name, social security number and date of birth and then using them for their own financial gain. As unreal as it sounds, children can- and do- become victims of identity theft.The ...

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Do You “Helicopter” Over Your College Student?

Do You “Helicopter” Over Your College Student?

Today's parents are more directly involved in their children's lives, in their school work, and their daily activities than ever before. Many tend to hover over their children, helping them with homework, and closely monitoring their progress in the classroom ...

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LEGO Dimensions - A Hot Holiday Pick!

LEGO Dimensions - A Hot Holiday Pick!

Last weekend we had a get-together for Mac Kid families to come and try out LEGO Dimensions. We were given a complimentary copy of the game and several expansion packs to play with our subscribers so we could all try ...

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Not a Creature Was Stirring: Mouse Kisses

Not a Creature Was Stirring: Mouse Kisses

Celebrate the line from the famous Christmas poem, “Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse” with these seriously almost too cute to eat treats! Change the recipe up and use your favorite flavored kiss and candies. Ingredients: Maraschino ...

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Fun-derstanding: Connecting families to the world through travel

Fun-derstanding: Connecting families to the world through travel

To a kid, a powerful connection with a place and the people who live there can make the difference between a vacation and a lifelong memory. Fathom is in the business of bringing those powerful family moments to life, taking ...

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